Trump: Comey lied under oath

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyRepublican leader: ‘For all practical purposes’ there’s no difference between an FBI informant and a spy Comey: Trump's 'spygate' claims are made up There is no justice in undermining the special counsel investigation MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyDem senator: Trump Jr. may have given 'false testimony' about meeting with foreign nationals A second chance for Republicans to reform farm handouts Former US attorneys urge support for Trump nominee MORE (R-Iowa)] when asked ‘have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?’” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“He said strongly ‘never, no.’ He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.” 

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The president on Saturday accused Comey of “lies” and “leaks” related to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeHouse GOP sets three FBI interviews in Clinton probe Trump: ‘Great’ people at FBI ‘starting to speak out against Comey, McCabe’ WATCH: NY Republican wants McCabe prosecuted MORE.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsKamala Harris: Trump should send officials to testify on immigration policy separating migrant families Trump blames Democrats for separating migrant families at the border Dem lawmaker to Melania: Your husband separating immigrant children from their parents is not a 'Be Best' policy  MORE said Friday that he fired McCabe, accusing the bureau’s No. 2 official of leaking information to the media and deceiving congressional investigators. The dismissal has roiled Washington, D.C., and a senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a hearing over the White House's attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Trump fired Comey last May in a move that triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to investigate Russia's election meddling and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Comey told a Senate panel last year that shortly after he was dismissed, he authorized "a close friend" to leak the contents of a memo to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey said. "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."

Comey also told senators that Trump repeatedly tried to influence the FBI’s investigation into Russia's election interference. 

He detailed multiple contacts with Trump, including a White House dinner during which Comey said Trump told him that he needed and expected his loyalty.